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Deloitte University

Employee Spotlight

Laura, Event Floor Manager


Event Floor Manager

"My journey began with Benchmark in Summer of 2013. I was a senior at the University of North Texas earning my Hospitalist Management Degree in hopes of becoming a planner of some kind in my future. The final school credit to achieve my degree was to complete a 6-week internship program focusing in an area of hospitality. In preparation, our school provided a Hospitality endorsed career fair in which I found Benchmark Hospitality.

To this day, I remember the recruiter I spoke to. She welcomed me with such generosity and called me by my first name throughout our conversation. The unique profile of Benchmark Hospitality at Deloitte University immediately caught my attention. Amazing employee benefits, enriched company culture, no occupancy weekends… and several open Internship opportunities with potential for full-time hire. I immediately thought to myself, ‘sign me up!’ We exchanged information and I anxiously awaited a call in the following week. Fast forward to a panel interview with Director level employers, I earned a seat as the first ever Conference Services Intern at Deloitte University.

My internship program consisted of rotations throughout each department within the Conference Services division; Guest Services, Planning, Setup, Concierge. While I was completing my rotations, a position became available full-time in Guest Services. I applied and soon gained permanent employment with the Benchmark family. Six years and seven promotions later, I am now a senior leader for Benchmark Hospitality. My company has valued my strengths, built upon my weaknesses and helped shape me into the leader and manager I am today.

Benchmark Hospitality has provided me with the tools and trainings to reach my maximum potential. Our core principles and Be the Difference Culture is one that cannot be compared. At Benchmark, you truly feel like family and not just an average employee. I have gained lifelong friends and built genuine connections that I will carry throughout my career."

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